Fish Database

Yellowbanded Sweetlips

Scientific Name: Plectorhinchus lineatus

Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Small Fish & Invertebrates, carnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 180gal
Relative Care: Experts Only
Photo Courtesy of Underwater Australasia

Sweetlips consume a lot of food and produce an equal amount of waste. Strong biological and mechanical filtration is critical, as are monthly partial water changes. While Yellowbanded Sweetlips are a peaceful species, their large size (they can grow up to 2.5 feet long) makes them destructive to corals. They will also consume a wide variety of invertebrate species including worms, starfish, snails and many types of ornamental shrimp. Yellowbanded Sweetlips are best suited for large FO or FOWLR aquariums.

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